indie horror

From the trailer and everything I've read, "Pornography: A Thriller" looks to be an excellent, mindbending horror film debut. It's currently making festival rounds with writer/director David Kittredge (this is his feature length debut) and the film's producer, Sean Abley (an industry vet who blogs for Fangoriahref>) at many of the screenings. The trailer is below, and the official site is herehref>.

After a screening of “It’s My Party And I’ll Die If I Want To” and “Zombie Apocalypse” last year the good people over at Drunken Zombie decided to go balls out and put on a full film festival this year. They’re currently accepting entries from independent horror filmmakers for the “First Annual Drunken Zombie Film Festival” which will take place on November 6-8 at the Peoria Theater in Peoria, IL.

You’ve got to have a pair on you to throw out a 5 minute trailer for your independent film. But with all the sick crap going on in “Cyrus” I don’t think anyone is going to complain. With the cast alone you’re going to need five minutes to introduce all your horror fan favorities, with the likes of Danielle Harris, Lance Henriksen, Doug Jones and Tiffany Shepis all making appearances.

A Troma release in name, something altogether different artistically, "The Seduction of Dr. Fugazzi" straddles the line between a number of different genres. On one hand the movie is a glorified resume for writer/director/producer/star October Kingsley. On the other hand it is an overblown art school film that traipses into the nonsensical and trippy realms of pretension. Despite all this, it still manages to hold yet another facet that transcends the eye rolling and confusion, helping it to become a movie that has a decent little plot twist and an okay story... In Hindsight.

The crew gets infected with "Splinter", and discusses how sometimes simple is best.

“The Bloody Ape” delivers on everything it promises. Boobs, blood, and offensive material are in evidence throughout. There is an ape suit, a racist mechanic, a racist cop, an anti-Semitic carnival barker, and a whole bevy of voluptuous Long Island princepessas getting nude for Keith J. Crocker’s camera. Shot on Super 8 for half the price of a root canal at Western Dental, “The Bloody Ape” should be fun given its story and its target aesthetic.

It's moments like these when having Netflix is worth its weight in gold. Added just a few days ago, you can now check out Bruce Campbell's pet project, "My Name is Bruce", streaming straight from their site. The plot is very "Three Amigos", with a small town kidnapping Bruce and tasking him with taking out a local demon. It's not perfect, but as you can see from my review, there's a lot to like.

"Cheerbleeders" started out as a thesis short film for Peter Podgursky. When it was finished the reception was so good that he began to think about developing it into a feature, and so now he's making the rounds, trying to get the word out to help raise money for the full film.

Toby Wilkins directed one of the best horror films of 2008, "Splinter", a film just recently released on DVD after a limited theatrical run. Coming up in May, he'll also be taking on the latest in the "Grudge" franchise, so he sat down with us recently to talk about both films. Check it out.